USU SOFTWARE AG (FRA:OSP2) Aspera customers honored again for outstanding implementation of software license management

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03/03/2015 10:00
DGAP-News: USU Software AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous Aspera customers honored again for outstanding implementation of software license management 03.03.2015 / 10:00 --------------------------------------------------------------------- BWI, TUI & Commerzbank win SAMS Award 2015 Aachen, Germany: 3rd March 2015. Aspera congratulates this year's winners of the 2015 SAMS Award competition, all of whom use Aspera technology and expertise for their software license management. BWI Informationstechnik GmbH, the IT service provider of the German Armed Forces, was honored with first place for exemplary implementation of enterprise-wide software asset and license management strategies. Also receiving awards were TUI InfoTec GmbH and Commerzbank AG. The highlight of this year's International Conference for Software Asset Management Strategies (SAMS) was the first prize being awarded to an Aspera customer for the third time, joining a long line-up of winning Aspera customers behind Deutsche Post DHL, Voith and Evonik Industries. The following criteria were used by a panel of experts to evaluate the nominated companies' performances: - significant reduction of software costs - implementation of and compliance with security policies - prevention of over- and under-licensing - reduction of overall expenses - successful implementation of reporting solutions - enterprise-wide coordination of software acquisition processes - management of server licenses BWI Informationstechnik GmbH took first prize at the SAMS Awards for its "ELIMA" project. A particular challenge of this project was to compile the complete inventory of client and server software under the highest security regulations. The success of the project is therefore noteworthy for the high inventory level (98%) for servers while meeting the requirements of Standard 19770-1. The optimization of the licensing demand ultimately resulted in significant financial savings. Claudia Frank from the license management group at BWI explained: "through the licensing optimization of the operating environment, costs have been reduced by a factor of four." The second place prize went to TUI InfoTec and their project "LiMa". Within 14 months TUI used SmartTrack by Aspera to successfully build a tool-based license management system, and subsequently has achieved a coverage of licenses equivalent to 90% of the enterprise-wide deployed software's value. Thus, within a short time frame, a reliable and transparent information basis has been created for key software vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and Adobe for TUI's approximately 3,500 physical and virtual servers and 600 clients. Commerzbank AG took third place with their project "Colima / SAM Microsoft". The company's SAM cycle was defined in terms of processes and organizational structures, and has already been operatively established for the software manufacturer Microsoft. As a central license management tool, SmartTrack by Aspera was implemented and successfully connected to the company's existing asset management systems. Olaf Diehl, Managing Director of Aspera GmbH, congratulates the winners on their well-deserved awards: "BWI, TUI and Commerzbank have demonstrated Best in Class license management. We are pleased that our customers have received this recognition for their excellent work, and that we were allowed to support them even with difficult requirements in terms of complexity and security." Aspera is thankful for their customers' continued confidence and cooperation in successful software license management. This press release is available at http://www.aspera.com as well as at http://www.usu.de. About Aspera Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions. Hundreds of enterprises worldwide rely on Aspera, including more than 35 Fortune Global 500 companies. Since 2000, our award-winning software and services--including the SmartTrack license management technology--have been successfully implemented in international projects, representing diverse industries such as banking and finance, automotive, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Mission Our mission is to deliver Strategic License Management--the full spectrum of Software License Management--to our customers from one source, and provide unbeatably innovative, scalable and easy to handle technology to large organizations as well as expert services that always have the customers' needs in view. Aspera was founded in 2000 in Aachen, Germany and its sister company in the USA, Aspera Technologies Inc., was established in 2012. Together the companies currently employ 102 professionals. Aspera GmbH and Aspera Technologies Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of the USU Group. More information is available at www.aspera.com. Aspera, SmartTrack, ICM, CMM, DMM, FlowControl, FM, OSM, and the license management logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspera Technologies Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Contact: Aspera Technologies Inc. Marketing Kacey Ende Tel.: + 1 617-307-7733 Email: kacey.ende@aspera.com USU Software AG Corporate Communications Dr. Thomas Gerick Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 440 Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 909 E-Mail: t.gerick@usu-software.de USU Software AG Investor Relations Falk Sorge Spitalhof D-71696 Möglingen Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 351 Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 108 E-Mail: f.sorge@usu-software.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.03.2015 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: USU Software AG Spitalhof 71696 Möglingen Germany Phone: +49 (0)7141 4867-0 Fax: +49 (0)7141 4867-200 E-mail: info@usu-software.de Internet: www.usu-software.de ISIN: DE000A0BVU28 WKN: A0BVU2 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 329057 03.03.2015